According to a just dropped HBO press release, SILICON VALLEY’s –
…future is now.
Pied Piper finally has enough funding for proper offices and new employees, and to bring its peer-to-peer internet to the world – but leveling up introduces a whole new class of obstacles. While Richard struggles to lead a larger team and play with the big dogs, the rest of the team adjusts to new staff, new digs and new anxieties. Meanwhile, Hooli rival Gavin Belson has returned to power but finds the threat of Pied Piper, and its boldness, hard to shake.
And, as previously announced, on MARCH 25 it all begins to play out for eight more episodes. Series regulars include Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendricks; Zach Woods as Jared; Kumail Nanjiani as Dinesh; Martin Starr as Gilfoyle; Josh Brener as Big Head; Amanda Crew as Monica; Matt Ross as Gavin Belson; Jimmy O. Yang as Jian-Yang; and Suzanne Cryer as Laurie Bream. The official trailer (if you didn’t see it in “What’s On” shows us just how CEO Hendricks is handling his upgrade to more staff. And Belson is out for blood to boot. Can’t be good. As the trailer says, “Pied Piper is in freefall.”
The Pied Piper guys are closer to real fame and fortune than ever before, as their new decentralized internet “PiperNet” approaches its debut. But more money brings more problems. As Richard struggles with the responsibilities of being the CEO of a rapidly growing company, along with pressures from investors Monica and Laurie, Dinesh and Gilfoyle adjust to a new team, Jared works his hardest to hold everything together, Big Head continues to stumble his way into good fortune and Jian-Yang proves there’s nothing he won’t do to make some fast cash. Meanwhile, at Hooli, reinstated CEO Gavin’s desire to stay relevant threatens to consume him as he seeks to destroy the competition.
Here is the episode breakdown we didn’t have to you earlier:
–-Episode #39 (season 5, episode 1): “Grow Fast or Die Slow” Debut: SUNDAY, MARCH 25 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Now that Pied Piper has ample funding and new offices, the pressure to get things right stymies Richard (Thomas Middleditch) and forces him to grow the company in a way he hadn’t planned. A picky Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) question their ability to make good decisions. After returning to Hooli, Gavin (Matt Ross) worries about becoming antiquated. Written by Ron Weiner; directed by Mike Judge.
So mark your calendar, or get an app for that, to note the return of SILICON VALLEY (minus Erlich) launches Season Five on 03.25. HBOWatch will be there.
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